In respectful memory of Anne Ware Lewis who passed away from cancer Sunday, April 14, 2019. Below is Anne's professional bio but as longtime colleague Frank Strickland said, "What isn’t mentioned in Anne’s bio and accolades is how thoughtful and kind she was to everyone she met... I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like Anne." Anne will be missed by all who knew her.
Anne Lewis is a partner in Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Her practice involves election-related litigation, including redistricting, Voting Rights Act cases, election contests, and candidate qualifying challenges. Ms. Lewis has served as special counsel on redistricting matters for the Georgia General Assembly and other entities for three decades. The Georgia Attorney General appointed her as Special Attorney General on voting rights cases and litigation related to the defense of Georgia's photo ID law. Her practice also includes representing counties and municipalities in various types of litigation. Ms. Lewis represents candidates and elected officials before the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission and the State Election Board and serves as counsel to public utilities before the Georgia Public Service Commission.
Since 2009, Ms. Lewis has been elected General Counsel of the Georgia Republican Party. She is also a member of the Executive Committee and State Committee of Georgia Republican Party and a member of the Executive Committee of the DeKalb County Republican Party. She previously served for seven years as Assistant General Counsel of the Georgia Republican Party.
In 2011, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp named Ms. Lewis to the Elections Advisory Council, which reviewed Georgia's election laws and made recommendations for changes in the Georgia election process, some of which were adopted by the General Assembly in later sessions.
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court Committee on Civil Justice, Co-Chair, 2007-2010; Vice Chair, 2006-2007
Board of Directors of the Georgia Resource Center, Vice Chair, 2008-2014; Chair, 2014-present
Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), Vice Chair, 2001-2013
Georgia State University College of Law Graduate Leadership Council, Member, 1998-present
Federalist Society, Atlanta Chapter, Executive Board Member, 2005-present; President, 2017-present
Board of Governors of the National Republican Lawyers Association, Member, 2010-present
Southeast Regional Panel for the White House Fellows Program, Member, 2010
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Judicial Review Committee, Chair, 2009-2011; Member, 2005-present
State Bar of Georgia Indigent Defense Committee, Member, 2008-present
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Decatur, Lector and Eucharistic Minister, 2007-present
St. Pius X Christmas Project, Co-Director, 2014-2017
City of Tucker, First City Clerk, 2017
St. Thomas More Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization, Vice-President, 2003-2004; President, 2004-2005
St. Thomas More Catholic School Board of Education, President, 2008-2009
Georgia State University College of Law, JD, cum laude, 1989
- Managing Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
University of Georgia, ABJ, 1985
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review (5.0 out of 5)
Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004-2019
Georgia Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Georgia, 2007, 2009-2019
Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, 2014-2017
State Bar of Georgia Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, 2011
Law and Politics Magazine, Ten Most Influential Georgia Republicans, 2010
Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2009
Atlanta Women Magazine, 20 Legal Eagles in Georgia, 2009